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the ongoing u.s. drone strikes. on sunday, the pakistani government blocked the march from entering the tribal area of south waziristan, a frequent target of drone attacks. addressing the march, pakistan and political leader imran khan said the drone strikes are fostering hatred of the united states. >> these drone attacks are a violation of international law. these drone attacks are a violation of the human rights of the pakistani people. do we all condemn them? we want to send a message to america, the more drone attacks to carry out, the more the people will grow to hate you and raise their arms against you. our tribal people will not be scared off with drone attacks. >> more than 30 u.s. citizens with the group codepink traveled to pakistan to take part in the march and meet with drone strike victims. >> the illegal, immoral, a brutal attacks on the innocent people of waziristan and the fatah region must in now. these are illegal drone strikes carried out by cia. cia is a civilian organization using military equipment rid this is a war crime. >> they are illegal. they are against internati
) i was lucky enough to get the only film of the enemy fighting against u.s. forces taken during the whole war. here's one of them. here's a squad of them. (norm hatch) i'm proud to say that that film of mine has been used probably in every film on the pacific made. (dramatic music playing) i'd like to know where the rest of the squad went. what's this? (machine gun firing) whatever it is, it ain't healthy! let's get outta here! (thomas doherty) because so many americans knew the second world war not in a full combat experience -- they'd certainly seen newsreels and combat reports of the time. that was a close one! they would no longer accept a backlot rendering of the war. so there is a movement toward what you'd call verisimilitude in the post-war era. (thomas doherty) these films often incorporate some newsreel footage. (gunfire and explosions) (leonard fribourg) i received orders to report to the studios. they'd made arrangements with the marine corps to get all the footage out here that they could look at that had been taken during combat in world war ii. we watched the film
constituency. and after standing back for two years, u.s. president george w. bush specifically calls for a palestinian state as part of the so-called "roadmap for peace." squeezed between hamas on one side and jewish settlers on the other, moderates on all sides wonder if these are the men to finally make jerusalem the capital of two states. in the region of northern africa and southwestern asia, turkey is one of the most strategically located countries in the world. americans learned why when turkey did not allow the u.s. access to invade neighboring iraq, despite nato membership and an offer of $6 billion. but turkey was torn, as they are on many other issues. are they european or asian? are they secular or islamist? are they democratic or authoritarian? are they urban or rural? here we explore the regional geography of turkey and its largest city. half european, half asian, istanbul is the cultural and commercial heart of turkey. it's a city of great contrasts. the traditional shops in the grand bazaar. and modern, spacious shopping centers with fashionab boutiques. but for thousa
of september 11, china drew at least temporarily closer to the u.s. the reason: beijing fears separatist forces in their islamic western provinces. china has a delicate relationship with its ethnic and religious minorities. to understand the interactions between two asian cultures, we travel to the frontiers of han and muslim china with its ethnic and religious minorities. in the city of lanzhou. but lanzhou's location-- and its future-- on this frontier have much to do with the region's physical geography and naral resources. ( blowing heavily ) narrator: for centuries in this part of china, rafts like this were an important means of transportation. made of sheepskin, inflated and tied together, these rafts, called yangpi fazi, navigated the huang he, or yellow river. by looking only at the huang he, you might think lanzhou is a wet place. in fact it only receives about 12 inches of rain a year. geographer chai yangwei, in the green, follows these farmers to see how they cope with such low rainfall. peculiar to agriculture in this area, these are called "stone fields." a thin layer of stones i
, that are not so good. fox: thailand and laos are sort of analogous to the u.s. and canada. the cultures seem very similar, but thailand is very dominant in a way that the u.s. is very dominant, and there is anxiety among the laos. they want to be like thailand in many ways, but are also fearful of the influence of thailand. and you can see this, for example, in something like the spread of hiv/aids, which is a very serious problem in thailand, and one that the lao government is, you know, anxious to deal with before it becomes a serious problem in laos. narrator: for some laotians, the pull of the global economy is irresistible. inthavong: i think it's a question of trying to make the best of that change-- to take the good things and leave the bad aside. and it'll be interesting to see whether the social development can keep pace. fox: laos is a country that has many possible futures. it is a country that still has pristine forests and free-flowing rivers. laos is a country that may be able to structure its development in a way that is truly sustainable-- development that actually leads to an inc
the water needed by our species and our planet. arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the u.s. the consequent demand on freshwater for personal, industrial, and agricultural use is depleting the natural resource and destroying the environment. i'm tom maddock. i'm at the university of arizona, and i study hydrology. i work in the area of ground-water/surface-water interactions. basically, the difference between ground water and surface water is you can float a stick in surface water. in ground water, you really can't do that except maybe looking down a well and dropping the stick down the well. narrator: surface water is typically found in lakes, rivers, and streams. ground water is found beneath the earth's surface in small pores and fractures found within large rock formations. when this water is readily available for human use, these formations are called aquifers. almost all of the natural surface water in arizona has been developed, leaving only ground water available for human consumption. dr. maddock: the problem in the southwest is that we basically are having continue
prices in tokyo are falling, but they're still at very high levels compared to the u.s. the average cost of housing in the greater tokyo metropolitan area is about $320,000. so, um... and these are very small apartments, very small condominiums and very small houses. so, although the price is declining, it's still very difficult to afford them. it's estimated that the average worker in japan will pay about nine to 12 years of their salary right now to buy a house in tokyo. so it's... although it's getting better, it's still not a very good situation. and that's fueling, again, increasing growth in the suburbs is continuing. narrator: the area that includes tokyo, and the three neighboring prefecture kanagawa, chiba and saitama, is called the greater tokyo metropolitan area. approximately the size of metropolitan los angeles, it has about twice the populati density. it is the world's foremost megalopolis, a series of almost continuous metropolitan areas that exchange a flow of people. and it doesn't stop there. taylor: this whole megalopolis is part of a larger megalopolis, which then str
of hollywood's technical community learned documentary technique working either within the u.s., or for various branches of the armed forces and so they were more schooled in how to shoot in a more raw, less studio-bound, less stylized fashion. and i also think the experience of the american public with documentaries during the war led to a greater acceptance of semi-documentary realism in fiction films. shooting on location, it's a must for film noir because film noir is reality. it's reality as is. (man's thoughts) i just kept going down and down. it was like going down to the bottom of the world, to find my brother. (andre de toth) no matter how many great art directors you have you cannot afford to make it so used as a street is. it's impossible. somehow you feel it, even if you don't see it. that's the magic of film. you never know how it happens but it does happen. of course it was against all the studio rules. "we have the back lot, shoot it there." "i spent $2 million on that street, use it." (man's thoughts) i found my brother's body at the bottom there, where they had thrown it away o
. in fact,ll of asia is very dependent on the u.s. there are also a lot ofmerican semiconductor electronics companies in southeastsia, and they all use singapore as sort of their export platform toring their products back aftto bring it backoughmbled singapore the uted states. narrator: this re-exporting of products makes singapore very dependent on its hinterlands. poon: more than a hundred percent of its income is derived from expos alone. muchwhich means to sayare ally re-ebasically singapore acts as an entrepôt port; it behaves like ainrmediaryoint between the hinterland and the rest of the world. it collects products from malaysia, from indonesia, d thent distributes to the markets in the world. narrator: new ships arrive every few minutes. computer systems coordinate their movements, assign berths and allocate the equipment needed to unload. singtheiskil are needes to runm asthat relies on sophisticated the information technologyload. to keep track of the mountains of freight. and all the information's handled by computer technology. there is no way we couldo it manually, because we
about a minute, unfortunately. >> u.s. news and world report for july 20th lists you as the most influential muslim leader- black, white, or asian. with that kind of leadership, do you expect louis farrakhan to begin to modify his stance, and if so, in what specific areas? >> well, let me say first that most of farrakhan's people and those that he attracts, they don't believe what the u.s. news and world report says. [laughter] >> hey, take it if you get it, right? >> but i do know that minister farrakhan- now i'll share this with you too. we used to be very good friends- i used to go to his home and he used to play violin; we used to laugh and joke and talk. i enjoyed his family, he enjoyed my family. so when we separated, we lost something, we missed something, and we still miss something- we miss this personal friendship we used to have. so he is really watching every step i make, and believe me, i am influencing what he's doing- in a good way, in a positive way. >> well, maybe he will be, but for now, we've run out of time. i want to thank you so much focoming. >> thank you,
suppose, and get away with it. but not really so, a christian nation, because the first amendment to the u.s. constitution separates church and state. however, i always like to say, "well, in some senses, it's a christian nation, but it most certainly is a jewish nation, because that whole creation, liberation, exodus, making of a holy land - we've got towns around here called zion or new canaan or whatever - what the whole drama - and again, i'm not making this up, folks, as dave barry would say - the ministers on the boats, like the arabella , coming into the plymouth colonies, actually gave sermons that replicate or bring out the whole old testament drama, so we get a feel of these kinds of things there. let me move - before we take a couple of questions here - i want to get to our rabbi bronstein, because what makes this class work is you don't have to listen to some religious studies professor talk about somebody else's religion; you can listen to the real thing. and in this case, we have rabbi bronstein, and i swear folks, i did not slip him five dollars to say what he's going to say -
, the u.s. flag has no special meaning for him, because its whole mythological symbolism was found, for his life, to be untrue. >> see, now there is a response the flag. i'm glad you brought the flag up, because this whole question about, "do i burn the flag? do i honor the flag?" during that time, people sewed the flag on their butts, people honored it, and it's a powerful, powerful symbol that unifies what we mean as america, but during that time, it did not, and that's what we're talking about. the power of symbolism in its political context is radically real. other elements, just in terms of what we see in terms - it infuses public policy with social ideas with mythic significance. now here, let me sort that one out for you, because i hearken back to my fifth grade social studies textbook. they're a little bit more savvy now, they're a little bit multicultural, so you don't find it, but back when i was in fifth grade, that's what we mean about infusing the political process. george washington chops down the cherry tree, doesn't lie; abe lincoln walks a million miles to give bac
be left dry. elsewhere, farms and towns in the path of the new riverbed could be washed away. so the u.s. army corps of engineers has engaged a team of scientists and engineers to hold the river to its present channel. how long the corps can keep the river where it is is really just a matter of money. one of the things about engineering is that that you can do almost anything, given the money. we can basically keep the river where it is. we may have control structures up and down the river, because the river will try to change course to find the shortest distance to the gulf of mexico. it may be not this flood, but maybe the next where a levee might break or else a structure might be flanked or something like that, where the river will try to change its course again. but the corps realized it could not really let this happen. the economies of baton rouge and new orleans depend on the river for its fresh water, for its commerce, its transportation. industries all up and down the river use the fresh water in their processing. in its continuing search for the shortest route to the sea, the
straight out of the book of revelation , and they know the u.s. government is the antichrist, and the government agents are representatives, they're dominions of satan, and they're coming across that field - all hell broke loose. and the government agent and his family - very tragic. but can they go back and say those were wackos - everything they believed was wrong? it was not wrong - it guided their behavior, and then all violence came to be. i mean, the killing, ethically, you can take issue with that. but what you see there in that kind of activity is that the myths guide individual and collective behavior, and there's great reality and great power in that. the issue - well, let's go through these, and i'll go back and put my you-know-what on the line and bring up the particular religion that i think's interesting there. but another very important point is it engenders - brings out self-esteem and empowerment. and i've got to jump in right on this one. we'll come back to the nation of islam, elijah mohammed, louis farrakhan, and if you look at the original teachings of el
it under quite a bit of intense pressure back in 1890, when the u.s. government was getting nearer to utah and pressuring them. so it's quite true and he says they're excommunicated. but interesting about sacred doctrine and how it plays out over time in a particular group. there are as many as 200 different tiny little fundamentalist mormon sects that do indeed practice polygamy. and why do they do it? it's because of the original revelation that joseph smith had, and they believe that this is a ration that furthers god's plan. th disagree with the conformity- to go back to our amish idea- with the civil law of the united states. and to show you this, just as i picked up the newspaper and look around for these things in the newspaper, you might have seen this also- another newspaper just two days ago, chicago tribune, i pick up and on the third page, "mormon women uniting to help sisters, wives escape polygamy." and it's a group here called the tapestry of polygamy. rather- you know, one has to be careful here because the latter day saints, the gentleman is quite right, that church does n
on real bad. and if there's any one single message that u.s. e.p.a. would like to get out to people is make sure that the people they're dealing with is reputable, that they show them what is actually being sprayed, put out on piece of paper what is being sprayed, and certify that, and also will show them the license that people have to allow this to be done. if you don't do all of those three things, then you may be in a vulnerable situation. despite the hazards we live with, people who have been working to improve the environment are optimistic. and part of that optimism is just looking at what's happening out there. it's not a matter of how many sites are being cleaned up, or how many smokestacks are being shut down. that's one measurement, but i think the real measurement is, how many people are concerned about what they're eating today? how many people are buying organic food? how many people are looking at the labels of food products? how many people are looking at labels of clothing? once we change the marketplace and educate consumers, then we begin to make changes in this c
. in fact, they're so big here, california may someday overtake the citrus capital of the u.s., florida, in production of them--all of which doesn't surprise farmers like craig kaprelian one bit. >> california has a much better climate to grow mandarins than does florida because they need a typically hot summer and a cold winter--hot to bring on the sugars, cold to bring on the colors. so, this is the best place in the world to grow mandarins. >> craig, along with his marketing partner duda farms, harvests hundreds of thousands of petite-sized citrus a day in visalia. after harvest, they are carefully inspected, washed, and packed. anything that doesn't look absolutely perfect will go on to be used for juice or in citrus-scented products like candles and lotions. but one of the first things you need to get straight about these pocket-sized powerhouses is their names. you see, a tangerine and a clementine are both part of the mandarin orange family. and while each has different characteristics, all three are sweet, versatile, and are becoming the darlings of farmers who see the many mark
, they wanted to bring about the first full-scale commercial operation citrus ranch in the u.s. and from there, we added, throughout the years, over the last 115-16 years, 3 other families have come into the fold, and that's where we've grown today to be our 7,000 acres that we are in california. >> once called the home of the lemon, it actually took 15 years before those first farmers even turned a profit at the limoneira farm. but they persevered, and as they say, they've come a long way, baby. things have obviously changed a lot over the years, but one thing that hasn't changed is the desire to explore innovative programs. the farm invests a lot of time, research, and investment into improving lemon production through innovation. in 2008, they completed work on a solar panel project that stretches across nearly 5 acres and can help to power their lemon storage facility and packing house. and despite being the oldest continuously run citrus packing operation in north america, it actually is pretty state-of-the-art these days. >> basically, what we're looking at here is the camera system that
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